Experts resort to science studying communities’ pursuit of happiness

We need to be talking about (and doing thing about) this subject more. While economic factors do factor into happiness, happiness and satisfaction as a whole should be the focus of our efforts. 

The importance of social cohesion and a sense of belonging on boosting general well-being is just one of the themes up for discussion at a happiness symposium taking place in Vancouver this week.

The event will bring together municipal planners, policy-makers, researchers and community members to share anecdotes and best practices aimed at fostering happiness in cities, communities, the workplace and even at home.